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Job details
Employer The International School
Location Birmingham
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2017 or Aril 20

Leader of Learning Geography Department - Full Time TLR £2.600

The International School, Gressel Lane, Tile Cross, Birmingham B33 9UF

Tel: 0121 566 6400 Fax: 0121 566 6423



We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dynamic geography teacher who will take a leading role in the running of an exciting geography department. The successful candidate will play a part in the school improvement journey and will assist in realising the schools vision.

We are looking for applicants who:  

• Have the ability to deliver high quality learning experiences

 • Have some experience of implementing outdoor fieldwork experiences

 • Have a determination to make a difference 

• Have excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

 • Have the passion and motivation to inspire young people

 • Have aspirations to progress in their professional careers

The International School is a friendly and caring 11-16 school serving 700 pupils from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. We pride ourselves on the positive relationships that thrive within our diverse school population.

The school is on a journey out of special measures. Our summer results showing 500 higher grades than last year across the curriculum.  In our fourth and most recent monitoring visit on 26th and 27th April, HMI have once again judged that leaders are taking effective action for the removal of special measures. Reporting that ‘Pupils are engaged in and value their learning’ and ‘Teaching is characterised by highly positive relationships between teachers and pupils’. The full report from this visit is available on our website 

Teaching and learning is improving, staff training is delivered weekly and we have fantastic support from our IEB, The BEP and BCTSA.  The school is now led by an entirely new SLT who are driving the positive changes with a view to successfully removing special measures. In addition our new behaviour policy has been very well received by pupils and they are unanimous that it has made a considerable difference to standards of behaviour across the school.  Staff are galvanised and positively focused in their efforts to improve the school; Middle Leadership is also quickly driving improvements through systematic monitoring and evaluation processes.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you would like to discuss the position or arrange a visit please contact:   For an application form please contact Sue Griffiths on 0121 566 6400 or or visit the schools website 

Closing date for applications is Monday 12th December 2016

Interviews will take place week beginning   Monday  12th December

About the employer

Information about The International School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Gressel Lane
Tile Cross
West Midlands
B33 9UF
United Kingdom
+44 121 566 6423